Sunday, November 29, 2009

Grandparent Day with Luna

   Linda and I attended Grandparent Day at Luna's kindergarten on Wednesday.   It was a sweet experience.  Since it was the day before Thanksgiving we did the obligatory turkey with cut out hand prints for the tail.  Luna's teacher did an informal poll of her students as to whether they were staying home or doing a car trip for Thanksgiving.  It was interesting that from Luna's perspective coming to our house (3 miles from her house) or to Uncle James' and Aunt Beth's house ( 8 miles from her house) constituted significant car trips.
Luna's kindergarten teacher, Miss A., is very sweet and kindly.

    I spent the evening baking pies for Thanksgiving.  I did two cherry pies, three pumpkin pies, and two pie shells for a lemon merengue and a peanut butter pie.  Linda did the peanut butter pie and the lemon pudding for the lemon merengue pie the following morning. I was particularly happy with the cherry pies as they set up well rather than turning out runny as they have in the past.  I don't particulaly enjoy making pies, but I really love eating them.  Although I can never get the crust just right so that it's easy to roll out I do seem to have the flaky part down pretty well..A good fruit pie such as rhubarb, cherry, or apple is one of my favorite desserts.


  1. Woooo! Hand Turkeys! Wouldn't be Thanksgiving without it, eh?